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Sony CDP X222ES
1 Reviews
rating  3 of 5
MSRP  400.00
Description: Single well CD player


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bryndildaddy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2009

Bottom Line:   
This ES model was near entry level during its late 80s/early 90s run. Unlike so many CD players from that era this unit is blessedly free of grating midrange. Overrall tonal balance is really very nice, but unit lacks presence, with diminished soundstage, and hardly any image. Very little sense of original room, air around instruments, and bass definition. Still, if you can find one cheap ($40 in my case), the build quality is very nice, and with a less than revealing sytem, the 222ES should perform well for you.

Strengths:

Neutral tonal balance
Build quality

Weakness:

Lack of soundstage, inner detailing, bass definition

Similar used:

Adcom, Nakamichi, California Audio Labs

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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